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About Us

Mission Video

Honoring NASA

Honoring the history and expertise of NASA and supporting the latest advancements in private space ventures and technology, SGF offers the human race the unprecedented opportunity to engage in a unique fusion of Space and Athletics. By providing structure and regulation, resources to test and explore, and access to world-class experts, SGF seeks to bridge the gap between earth and space in the spirit of competition, fun, and community.

Launch

Beginning with an inaugural Space Games Challenge, SGF invites competitors of all ages, genders, and levels of ability or disability to design and develop their own games to be played in zero gravity. This is the extraordinary new world in which games like Quidditch become a reality. Submissions will be judged and voted on, with finalists vying for the ultimate grand prize of Official Space Game, to kick off the very first season of league selection and game play.

Space + Sports

SGF is comprised of experts in the space, sports and entertainment industry, featuring influential leaders and thinkers that are driving the growing mainstream popularity of space. Our team collectively envisions the past, present, and future of the space industry as invaluable to the human experience, and aims to marry entertainment and education — e.g, edutainment — to make this experience accessible to the world. We are strongly committed to supporting the STEAM initiative — science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics — as well as adding our own dimensions of space and athletics to these efforts. “Creating New Stars in Equal Space”™

What we look for

Space Games Federation invites you to come up with an original game that can be played in Zero Gravity. Submissions can include storyboards, animations, video and or audio presentations. All entries must be accompanied by a written explanation. Check out the Entry Requirements to know more!

There are many benefits to having your game be a part of this, first of it’s kind, challenge. Throughout the journey, contestants will be rewarded with SGF paraphonelia, Scholarship Monies, VIP experiences and more!

Concept Feasibility
Team & Game Strategy
Community Engagement
Submission Execution

Meet Our Team

This is our awesome team
Linda Rheinstein
Founder

Linda Rheinstein

Global sports, entertainment, special effects, and technology entrepreneur and visionary; multiple award winning producer; emerging technology integrator, and holder of various trademarks and patents. Linda grew up playing, living, and working inside the JPL and NASA Space Programs and is deeply passionate about space, technology, sports, broadcasting, and education.She is also the founder of theiDoggiebag Foundation, which spearheaded the movement tobring FDA regulation to the pet food industry and resulted in the Food Borne Illness Act in 2013. Linda is a cancer survivor and has worked on live sporting events for all of the major broadcast networks for over 30 years.

Eugene” Gene”Cernan
Former NASA Astronaut Last Man on the Moon

Eugene” Gene”Cernan

Gene was one of the original founding members of SGF, and the childhood and adult inspiration for our founder. A retired United StatesNaval Officer and Naval Aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, fighter pilot, and NASAastronaut. He launched into space three times: as Pilot of Gemini 9A in June 1966, as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 10 in May 1969, and as Commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo lunar landing.

On Apollo 17, Cernan became the eleventh person to walk on the Moon and the last man on the Moon since he was the last to re-enter the Lunar Module Challenger after the mission’s third and final extravehicular activity (EVA). (Crewmate Harrison Schmitt was the last man to arrive on the Moon, as Cernan left the module first.) Cernan was also a backup crew member for the Gemini 12, Apollo 7 and Apollo 14 space missions.

Gone But Never Forgotten

Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen
Advisory Board

Michael Cohen

Multiple Emmy award-winning executive and sports producer; veteran of 9 Olympics, 3 World Cups, and over 30 major sporting events including the Super Bowl, World Series, and Indy 500. Helped launch the first X Games and a founding executive at Major League Soccer’s Soccer United Marketing. One of the Original founding members of SGF

Vern Fotheringham
Vern Fotheringham
Advisory Board

Vern Fotheringham

Professional career has been dedicated to bringing the benefits of true broadband communications services to the global population. The marriage of broadband networks and low-cost high performance computing power is the foundation of the future of the telecommunications industry. Moore’s Law is only just now delivering the same dramatic improvements to the telecommunications industry that have previously revolutionized the computing sector. I have been and continue to be a catalyst for change and progress in driving this evolution forward

Sandra Mays
Board of Directors

Sandra Mays

Executive management of entertainment-related growth companies, including CFO, Human Resources, and Investor Relations; experience in M+A and product launches for major biopharmaceutical companies. All-around sports fanatic whose earliest memory is the first moonwalk. One of the Original founding members of SGF

Nora Gilholy
Nora Gilholy
Advisor

Nora Gilholy

Nora brings well over a decade of investment banking and financial services experience to SGF, having served as advisor on over $30 billion of transactions during the course of her career. She has worked with a wide range of clients, including some of the largest global corporations, governmental agencies, and municipal authorities on equity and debt issuances, corporate restructurings, and M&A advisory mandates. She also has extensive experience advising start-up companies on their venture, Series A, and Series B capital raises in the digital media, entertainment, and consumer products sectors.

A native of Chicago, Nora has been a Board Member of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago — the top US rehabilitation hospital for over two decades– since 2001. She is also a member of the Harvard College Fund’s Associate Committee, which directly supports the University’s funding efforts for need-based undergraduate scholarships.

Jerry Gepner
Jerry Gepner
Advisory Board

Jerry Gepner

Experienced business leader and technologist with several Emmy Awards for his work on major sporting events such as Olympics Games,World Series, NFL and the like.

He was part of the founding team and COO of Sportvision, a silicon-valley company that was responsible for the creation of products that are now ubiquitous in sports television; the virtual first down line used in American football, the GPS-based tracking system for NASCAR and various other products for baseball, basketball and golf telecasts. One of the Original founding members of SGF

Lisa Gillette
Lisa Gillette
Advisory Board

Lisa Gillette

Millennium Coaching & Consulting. Previously; Marketing executive for FOX Sports Media Group; provided on air strategy and operational support to FSN Regional networks, FOX International Channels, FOX Sports Asia, FOX Sports Brazil, FOX Sports Premier Group Australia, and FOX Sports Eredivisie. One of the Original founding members of SGF.

Brad Hamilton
Brad Hamilton
Board of Directors

Brad Hamilton

Brad Hamilton comes to SGF with more than 25 years experience as a professional investor and entrepreneur. He began his career on Wall Street with major firms serving institutional clients in areas of trading, portfolio management and investment banking. Brad has since founded and led companies in capital markets, telecommunications, film & television production, technology and sports.

He currently operates his private equity firm, Hamilton LP, which actively invests and advises companies in early to late stages of development. Brad was one of the original founding members of SGF.

Nicole (Nikki) Hoier
STEM Plus Space & Athletics = Astrolete

Nicole Hoier

Nikki grew up in an active family of athletes, all swimmers and winners of Jr. Olympic medals. She chose Education as her field, as her passion for excellence has always been to help others achieve their highest potential, whatever it may be. In college, Nikki studied Art Education first, as Art is the storyteller and glue that communicates and connects the sciences. She went on to earn graduate degrees in science and engineering, while working in many levels of education for the last 30 years. Nikki has a unique gift that sets her apart from others; she can view global problems from many perspectives and her approach is both linear and visually multi-dimensional. Her ability to teach complex content and reach anyone at any age is unparalleled. She is excited to join our team; let the games begin!

Van Koo
Intergalactic Media Director

Van Koo

Van is addicted to emerging technologies and innovative solutions. She has harbored a lifelong love affair with the Internet and all things digital, and is passionate about harnessing these channels to cultivate brand-centric communities. As a huge space geek and cosmos aficionado, she is thrilled by the prospect of exploring space, and hopes to make the kessel run in less than eleven parsecs.

Keri Kukral
Advisor

Keri Kukrai

Keri Kukral is the founder of Raw Science TV with the mission to keep the logic and beautify of science and its impact on humanity and our world on center stage in the mainstream media. She won seed funds via an entrepreneurial pitch competition through Caltech and Idealab in 2013. The Raw Science Film Festival is eligible to an Academy Awards qualifier in 2019 and includes annual awards in honor of Kip Thorne, Stephen Wolfram, Peter Samuelson, and Janet-Ivey Duensing. The digital channel aims to combine cutting edge “science journalism” with a video-on-demand movie platform to tell the most compelling stories of science and technology. The company created a video series in Taiwan on thorium nuclear reactor development more than 6 months ahead of an announcement between the US and China to develop such technology. The channel released the first video of Elon Musk detailing specific plans to reach and colonize Mars and was identified as a media company to watch by Forbes.

Keri is also a former professional ballet dancer and was awarded a full scholarship after being hand selected from the Arie Crown Theater stage by Ruth Page at 10 years old. Keri also works as an engineer in the medical device industry. The transition from the arts to engineering inspired her to create the Raw Science Foundation to promote STEAM education globally through access to energy, connectivity, and telemedicine particularly for girls and women.

Michael Pearl
Michael Pearl
Advisory Board

Michael Pearl

Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductee and one of the most accomplished and creative producers in sports television; Mr. Pearl has held senior positions at ABC Sports/ESPN and CBS Sports; he is a 16-time Emmy Award winner, has produced some of the highest-rated sporting events. One of the Original founding members of SGF.

Sue Simone
Sue Simone
Advisor

Sue Simone

20 years business development, strategic alliance and cause marketing executive, connecting evolving technologies and great causes with great entertainment and educational partners, such as: COSMOS and Warner Bros. Passionate about beneficial collaborations inspiring a cooperative future for all One of the Original founding members of SGF.

Marshall Teague
Marshall Teague
Advisory Board

Marshall Teague

A 30+yr. veteran of Hollywood Marshall R. Teague is a proud retired Navy veteran that went on to serve as Deputy Sheriff in Memphis, Tn before acting became his career. Marshall has appeared in over 37 feature films, 100 TV shows, several soap operas, commercials, voice overs& theater. Marshall is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Chuck Norris KickStart Kids Foundation N. Texas and a Celebrity Lifestyle Ambassador for The Outdoor Group Inc. Marshall’s involvement with NASA started in 1997 while filming Armageddon and has continued to this day with his voicing the 50th Anniversary One of the Original founding members of SGF.

Brock Vereen
Talent/Astrolete Advisor

Brock Vereen

Brock graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Communications and spent his 4 years there on the football team. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears and went on to spend time with the Vikings and Patriots. With a passion for sports and media, Brock has contributed in the past to Sports Illustrated and best-selling book Elevate Beyond as well as in-studio hosting at NFL Network. With a firm grasp on the current climate of sports and competition, he is eager to merge his experience with the wonders of space and zero gravity.

Kelly Walker
Advisory Board

Kelly Walker

Kelly is one of the original founding members of SGF. She’s an Australian filmmaker and actress. Kelly was drawn to Space Games Federation for it’s creative, limitless concept and future possibilities. She holds a seat on the SGF Advisory Board.

Patti Wheeler
Advisor

Patti Wheeler

One of the original founding members of SGF. Organizer and producer for a broad array of sports and entertainment productions, including The Post Group, David Hill, and NASCAR.